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Our vision is a world where people live free from the effects of stroke. This vision drives our global effort to improve stroke prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support.

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WSO welcomes WHO recommendations on management of hypertension

26 Aug 2021 | Advocacy News | WHO, UN and Global Stroke Policies Update

The World Stroke Organization has welcomed the provision of new global guidance on the management of hypertension.

World Stroke Day Campaign website and toolkit LIVE

25 Aug 2021 | Advocacy News | World Stroke Day

Get ready for World Stroke Day 2021

WHO releases priority list of medical devices and interventions for stroke

06 Jul 2021

WHO list of priority medical devices for the management of cardiovascular diseases, stroke, and diabetes was released on June 30, 2021. Find out the full list in this article.

SPOTLIGHT

World Stroke Conference 2021

13th World Stroke Congress


28-29 October, 2021

The WSO Congress will be held as a virtual meeting with a focus on live interactive elements on 28-29 October 2021 and will be organized by a program committee representing various continents around the world.

World Stroke Academy

World Stroke Academy


The World Stroke Academy is a core educational activity of World Stroke Organization and provides high-quality stroke education to healthcare professionals

#PreciousTime

World Stroke Campaign


Our World Stroke Day Campaign campaign is now live! This year on October 29th we are focused on increasing public awareness of stroke signs and the message that Minutes Can Save Lives. Access to all the information, tools and resources you need to activate the World Stroke Day campaign in your community.

Awareness and advocacy

WSO is a global voice for stroke professionals, patients and caregivers. Our advocacy goal is to ensure that stroke gets the level of policy attention and investment required to address this world-leading cause of disability and death.

Education

WSO is committed to providing members with access to educational material and resources, aimed at improving stroke care and reducing the global burden of stroke. These materials are available in various forms icnluding webinars and other online resources, as well as teaching courses.

International Journal of Stroke

International Journal of Stroke


As WSO's flagship publication, IJS publishes high-quality research articles, reviews and clinical trial protocols from around the world. IJS is part of our work to build a global stroke research community.

Future Leaders

Future Leaders

The Future Stroke Leaders website together with the member log in area went live in February. Participants are currently actively engaging in the programme discussions through member log in area and Slack interface.

Roadmap to delivering quality stroke care

Roadmap to delivering quality stroke care

The Roadmap supports organisations to make and monitor progress in delivering quality stroke services. It is a companion piece to the WSO Global Stroke Services Guideline.

Stroke Riskometer™

Stroke Riskometer™

The Stroke Riskometer is a mobile app that helps you to calculate your risk of stroke and take action to reduce it.

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Advocacy toolkit

Advocacy toolkit

This toolkit will help you to advocate effectively for priority improvements to stroke care.

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World Stroke Academy

World Stroke Academy

The World Stroke Academy is a core educational activity of the World Stroke Organization and provides high-quality stroke education to healthcare professionals.

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Global Stroke Factsheet

Global Stroke Factsheet

This document provides an overview of the best available scientific evidence to give reliable and up to date data on stroke and its impact around the world.

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SSO Toolkit

SSO Toolkit

This toolkit offers advice and help to those wishing to set up an SSO in countries where none exist and guidance on growing your SSO in different countries and contexts.

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Become a Member

WSO membership connects you to a global network of people who are committed to and support each other to improve stroke prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support.

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Our partners and sponsors

Achieving our vision of a life free from stroke is a task that WSO cannot achieve alone. We are committed to building our partnerships at the global, regional and national level to scale up and deliver improvements in prevention, treatment and support to reduce the burden of stroke.

Medtronic Platinum Plus
Boehringer Ingelheim Platinum Plus
BMS Pfizer Gold
Allm Bronze
Ipsen Bronze